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Profumo 'temptress' Mandy dies

Mandy Rice-Davies, who was a key figure in the 1963 Profumo Affair, pictured in the same year. She has died after a short battle with cancer

Mandy Rice-Davies - one of the women at the centre of the Profumo affair which rocked Harold Macmillan's Tory government in the 1960s - has died aged 70.

Smith shines on captaincy debut

Steve Smith's 133 helped Australia build a first-innings lead of 97 (AP)

Steve Smith hit 133 in his first match as Australia's Test captain as the Baggy Green took what could prove to be a vital 97-run lead in the first Test against India at Brisbane.

Recovery setback for Rodriguez

Jay Rodriguez is still some way off a return to action

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman expects Jay Rodriguez's rehabilitation from a long-term knee injury to keep him out for at least another six weeks.

Drink-drive killer to be sentenced

Christian Smith was killed on a charity bike ride

A drink-driving 18-year-old woman who pleaded guilty to causing the death of a cyclist as he took part in a charity bike ride will be sentenced today.

Fallon backing women on front line

The Government is expected to give the green light to women serving in front-line military roles

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has said he hopes women will be allowed to serve in British Army infantry and armoured units for the first time.

Brain's 'internal compass' revealed

Scientists say they have discovered our 'internal compass'

Scientists believe they have found the part of the brain which acts as an "internal compass" and makes some people better at navigating than others.

Torture probe 'betrayed soldiers'

A veteran of the Battle of Danny Boy has slammed the Al-Sweady inquiry into Iraq torture claims

An Iraq war veteran has said a £31m public inquiry was a "betrayal" of British Army soldiers after it found war crimes allegations against them were "without foundation".

Trio facing jail over axe death

Paul Thrower was hacked at with an axe and stabbed 10 times

Three teenagers are facing years behind bars for killing a man in a horrific axe and knife attack in scenes reminiscent of the Hollywood movie The Shining.

Russian bear 'will not be chained'

Vladimir Putin has accused the West of trying to turn Moscow into a "stuffed bear" (AP)

David Cameron has warned Vladimir Putin to heed the "lessons" of Russia's aggression in Ukraine after the president vowed to keep defying the West.

Sex exploitation concerns revealed

Girls who offend are particularly vulnerable to sexual exploitation, the inspection found

Young girls at risk of sexual exploitation are falling through the gaps because youth offending teams do not have the support they need from police and social care to take action, an inspection has found.